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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

They made His grave with the wicked

-->And they made his grave with the wicked and with a rich man in his death, although he had done no violence, and there was no deceit in his mouth.
Isaiah 53:9 ESV

Isaiah chapter 53 is an amazing chapter in the Bible when you think of it in the context of prophecy fulfilled. Everything that is foretold in Isaiah 53 is fulfilled in the Gospel accounts of the trial, scourging , crucifixion and death of Jesus.

Jesus was crucified with two robbers as you can read in Matt. 27:38, Mark 15:27 & John 19:18. All three accounts prove the prophecy of Isaiah 53 to be true. Jesus grave was with the wicked when he died, He died on the cross with two robbers. They deserved their fate, He did not. He died that we may live.

The above verse also says that Jesus would be with a rich man in death. Matthew 27:57-60 shows how this was fulfilled in Joseph of Arimathea (a rich man) asking for Jesus body and burying Him in the tomb he had dug for himself. This is also chronicled in Mark 15:43-46, Luke 23:50-53 & John 19:38-42.

The Gospels give more than one witness of the events surrounding the death and burial of Jesus. In a court of law this would be sufficient evidence to prove that this event did occur. The Bible always proves itself to be true and trustworthy.

Through Isaiah, God told the world what would happen when Jesus came to the world and sacrificed Himself . The Gospel accounts prove that the prophecy to be true.

Jesus died with the guilty, for the guilty “although he had done no violence, and there was no deceit in his mouth.” He sacrificed Himself for our sins.

God made a promise through Isaiah and kept in Jesus sacrifice.

© 2012 Leo J. Woodman

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